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All of my hand stitching time this week was spent finishing an embroidered pillow that a friend of mine made for a gift and asked me to finish for her. The deadline for gift giving was yesterday, and it took way longer than you could ever imagine. I was getting a bit panicky that I wouldn't be able to finish it in time. It was NOT relaxing sewing!
|wrong foot to join pillow sides|
Also I don't have the correct sewing machine foot, and couldn't get the piping attached properly using the walking foot or the free motion foot.
|correctly attached piping|
|incorrectly attached piping|
SO much better.
I tried "self threading needles" that I bought at Fabricland thinking this might be a really great thing for my old eyes.
Nope it wasn't.
I could not figure out how to make it thread itself. I thought of making a video of my attempts because it was quite comical, but I didn't since it might make me look ridiculous if there was something obvious I was missing about this process!
Even though they aren't "self threading", these needles were strong and did a good job of finishing this pillow.
I hand stitched the side opening. This loose weave Monks cloth was so hard to deal with, and frayed every time I looked at it!
Finally it was finished!
My hands were aching and my nerves (and the cloth!) were frayed by the end.
What a relief to be done with a couple of hours to spare!
Today I'll be relaxing with some easy hand quilting on my Friendship Album quilt.
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